Full Time
Level: Senior
Education Level: Bachelor
Experience: 10 Years

Job Description:

The position reports to the Chief Investment Officer of S.L. King & Associates and is responsible for a range of operational responsibilities through the PE investment life cycle, most notably business development, financial modeling and analysis, and ongoing relationship management with existing portfolio companies.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research for in-depth trends and specific industry analysis, to identify international funding sources and relevant regulatory & legal issues (for sector reports & research papers) and on other topics as assigned.
  • Support due diligence on prospective investees, and perform a rigorous assessment of investment opportunities, including analyzing financial information (historic accounts and projections) and related business plans.
  • Prepare valuations, financial models, and projections for prospective investment opportunities.
  • Prepare research reports, detailed investment memoranda, and recommendations for Investment Directors, as well as assist in presenting investments to the Investment Committee for approval.
  • Assist in identifying, analyzing, structuring, and closing quasi-equity and equity investments across Africa.
  • Support portfolio companies with value-add initiatives, such as helping to create financial models, performing analytics to influence business decisions, and implementing appropriate financial management systems.
  • With input from investee management, prepare reports for quarterly/regular reviews of portfolio companies.
  • Perform semi-annual and year-end investment valuations for portfolio companies.
  • Manage communications and reporting for select portfolio companies.
  • Prepare proceedings for various internal meetings.


Key Qualifications:

  • Advanced financial modeling and valuation skills
  • CFA, CPA and/or MBA (or a Masters’ degree in Finance, Banking, Accounting or Economics)
  • Minimum of five years of experience in business consulting, investment or banking sectors
  • Excellent knowledge and application of Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to operate independently to achieve optimal results.
  • Excellent project management, writing, and oral communication skills are required.
  • International and multicultural experience, proficiency in French or Portuguese is a plus
  • Ability to work independently with a high level of responsibility
  • Strong work ethic with good attention to detail